One-minute silence observed to express solidarity with Kashmiris

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18 Oct, 2019 4:27 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – One-minute silence is observed across the country to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris on Friday.

Kashmir Day is being observed to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people. To mark the day, sirens were blared across the country at 3pm.

People stood up with the rigging of sirens and then one-minute silence was observed. The activity ended with the playing of national anthem.

Public rallies were organized across Pakistan to express solidarity with Kashmiris and share feelings with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) under the theme “Justice for People of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”

In addition, “Human Chains” were  formed in federal, provincial capitals, including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in solidarity with the people of Kashmir, who are under siege for about two months.

Protest rallies and demonstrations condemned gross violations of basic human rights and excesses being committed by Indian troops in the occupied valley.

Normal life continues to remain affected for the 75th straight day, on Friday, in Occupied Kashmir (IoK), due to the Indian military lockdown and suspension of internet and prepaid cellular services.

Shop and business establishments continue to remain closed except for few hours in the morning and evening. Private vehicles are plying on the roads but absence of public transport is adding to people’s woes.

All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities are without students as uncertainty and atmosphere of scare are preventing them to attend the classes.

Despite the authorities’ claims that there are no restrictions in any part of the Valley, curbs under Section 144, banning assembly of four or more persons, continue to remain enforced in Srinagar and other towns across the territory.

Though the administration says that normalcy has returned to the territory, yet its recent publishing of full page ads in leading Srinagar-based newspapers, asking residents to resume normal life and open their businesses is ample proof that things are not normal in the territory.

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